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30.09.18   >   Katie's show at Borderline

Here are some images from Katie's intimate gig at the Borderline last Wednesday, with her brother Zurab. Photos courtesy of @instasabwi on Instagram.

26.09.18   >   Going Offline...

I' rather poorly at the moment :-( Normal service will be resumed as soon as possible.

25.09.18   >   Sold Out! Katie's Get Loud gig for Nordoff Robbins

Katie Melua says: “Being part of Get Loud 2018 for Nordoff Robbins really excites me. Not only because I get to share an intimate gigging experience with fans of my music, but it also gives me a chance to champion a charity I have supported for many years, their musical therapy work across the UK is life changing.”

24.09.18   >   Covers Wish List

Although I always long for more new material from Katie, her covers always entrance me. She always seems to find her own unique interpretation of a song (aside from Fields of Gold, which she deliberately styled on the Eva Cassidy version in homage to one of her idols).
From time to time I make little wish-lists of songs I would like to hear Katie cover. These lists are often completely different, not because I change my mind but because I suddenly remember other songs or hear them on the radio and then drift off into dreamland wondering how a Katie version would sound. Here are the ones I have been imagining lately...

As Time Goes By (from "Casablanca")
Morning Has Broken (Cat Stevens)
Winterwood (Don McLean)
New England (Kirsty MacColl version)
Calling Occupants Of Interplanetary Craft (The Carpenters. Yes, really.)

23.09.18   >   Lyric card: What I Miss About You

22.09.18   >   Sixty Seconds With Katie Melua


21.09.18   >   Katie Bite: Spellbound

20.09.18   >   Katie on Lorraine

19.09.18   >   Katie on Instagram - her wonderful birthday concert

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Did this actually happen?! Tbilisi you know how to do birthdays! ❤️😘 The biggest love and hugs for helping to make it happen @tim.harries @zurabmelua @edwardsmusic @joeyoshida @sumobobo @burness.ian @bryonyoctober @chrislambourne @itssilversara @toseland_band @laurensass and to the team in Georgia, @kakhakaladze @teojorbenadze @ninatko @sophiokhuntsaria thank you. I love you. ❤️❤️ film creds to @sumobobo #megabirthdays #tbilisiwarmth #magicconcerts #perfectnights #lovegeorgia #perfectgigs #citymusic #freegigs #newera

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18.09.18   >   Katie on Instagram

17.09.18   >   Flashback: Katie awarded Georgia's Medal of Honour

In December 2016, after a concert in Tbilisi, Katie was awarded the Presidential Medal of Honour for popularizing Georgian culture abroad. She certainly opened my eyes to this wonderful country! You can view the presentation at https://www.georgianjournal.ge/culture/33163-katie-melua-awarded-with-medal-of-honor-by-georgias-president.html

16.09.18   >   HAPPY BIRTHDAY KATIE!

15.09.18   >   Katie Bite: If The Lights Go Out

14.09.18   >   Katie on Instagram

A quick reminder of those winter tour dates:

13.09.18   >   Track Notes 32: Spellbound



Katie Melua






12.09.18   >   Just strummin'

11.09.18   >   Katie's Birthday Concert in Tbilisi

Katie is performing a free concert in Tbilisi on September 16th, her birthday. Her present is to give something back to the country of her birth. Wonderful.
Here is a news clip from Georgia Today.

10.09.18   >   Katie Bite: I Never Fall

09.09.18   >   Lyric card: If The Lights Go Out

08.09.18   >   Track Notes 31: What I Miss About You



Andrea McEwen & Katie Melua




One of two songs Katie co-wrote with Australian singer/songwriter and actress, Andrea McEwen (the other was Dirty Dice). The lyrics to this wonderful song are simply breathtaking. It starts off like a normal love song but the idyllic romance doesn't last. The last few lines in particular are just devastating. For me, it is one of the highlights of Pictures.
Andrea McEwen had an album of her own, Rental Property, with Dramatico in 2009 but she has since slipped off the radar and her website hasn't been updated in more than 5 years.


Here's a lovely version with Katie showing off her impressive ivory-tinkling ability - What I Miss About You - Live unplugged


 What I Miss About You 

07.09.18   >   Bridge Over Troubled Water

When one of the world's greatest interpreters of song sings one of the great songs the result is pure magic!

07.09.18   >   Katie always gets a warm welcome in Germany!

06.09.18   >   Ultimate Collection - Katie announces more

Katie has now made a post on Instagram regarding the Ultimate Collection CD, released on October 5th

Remember this teasing pic of sheet music from Bridge Over Troubled Water from a couple of months ago?

Well, turns out she was on her way to Georgia to record a studio version of the song with the Gori Women's Choir. And that is the version to be included on UC. Along with "Diamonds Are Forever" that is now two reasons to buy it!

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So proud and thank you to all @thenewbmg and @atcmanagement. The ‘Ultimate Collection’ comes out on 5th October. To extend our gratitude to everyone that pre-orders we’re instantly making available the new track ‘Bridge Over Troubled Water’ recorded with the Gori Women’s Choir and the Georgian Philharmonic Orchestra at the iconic Georgian film studios. K x

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05.09.18   >   Katie Bite: Idiot School

04.09.18   >   Katie had a lovely anniversary weekend

Katie posted some pics on Instagram from her anniversary weekend yesterday. Six years already for the lovely couple.

03.09.18   >   Lyric card: It's All In My Head

02.09.18   >   Voice of an Angel

01.09.18   >   Happy Anniversary Katie and James!

01.09.18   >   Track Notes 30: If The Lights Go Out




Mike Batt




25 February 2008


Mike wrote this song for The Hollies, who released it in 1983 on their album What Goes Around
It was Katie's eleventh single and third from Pictures.

CD tracks

1. If The Lights Go Out (Radio mix)
2. Looking For Clues



 If The Lights Go Out 

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